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      Archive: 12/19/2013

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        12/19/2013, Tevet 16, 5774

      U.S.: Former Israeli Given 25 Years for Helping Taliban

      Oded Orbach, a former Israeli and one of two U.S. citizens among a group of men accused in 2011 of trying to sell weapons to people they thought were Taliban members, was sentenced on Wednesday by a Manhattan court to 25 years in prison.

      Orbach, 55, and former U.S. Army translator Alwar Pouryan, were convicted in April of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles.